This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bolzano. To help you make friends with Bolzano before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Bolzano is an Alpine city located in the in the Tyrol region of the North of Italy. The city center of Bolzano is reasonably small, and can easily be explored on foot. There are also a number of developed cycle routes both in the city and in the surrounding areas. Local transport is also reasonably priced and well connected. Bolzano is a well-developed city, with most city amenities and services, such as post offices, travel stores, bike stores, supermarkets (including discount supermarkets), ski stores, and transport stations (including a bus station). Many restaurants serve both local Italian cuisine, as well as international cuisine, particularly, German cuisine. Gelato is also very popular, affordable and yummy; choose from nutella-, coffee-, or coconut-flavoured ice cream combos (all of which are highly recommended).
There are a number of different accommodation options in Bolzano, including chain, boutique, and budget hotels; Bolzano hostels; camping grounds; and guesthouses. Most staff speak a good level of English, as well as French and, of course, Italian. There is also a high percentage of German-speaking people in Bolzano. Accommodation options are usually of a high standard, and are offered at an competitive and affordable price. Most accommodation prices include breakfast; in most hotels a buffet breakfast is included. Wi-Fi is also usually included, as well as parking facilities, tourist information, and onsite restaurants and bars. If traveling solo, hostels in Bolzano tend to be the cheapest option, however if traveling in a group, or in the low season, good deals can be found in some of the more expensive hotels.
Written by local enthusiast for Bolzano hostelsKelly Sheldrick